Wildlife Problems in Kilgore, TX

Kilgore, TX, is home to several nature trails and playgrounds with dense vegetation, which attracts both people and wildlife. Residents who leave pet food outdoors or hand-feed pests such as raccoons and opossums often cause animals to lose their fear of humans and move into neighborhoods. Their presence may mean structural damage and disease exposure for residents.

Bats and Rabies

A bat infestation is dangerous for Texas residents as infected animals can transmit the rabies virus. When maternal colonies roost in attics, young bats are clumsy fliers that may end up accidentally fluttering through open windows. Like any panicked animal, a bat will scratch and bite if cornered or handled in an attempt to take it outdoors.

Concerns with Squirrels

Tree squirrels cause costly problems for Kilgore homeowners. Known to climb along overhead branches and rooftops, these pests enter attics through small gaps or open vents. Once inside, a tree squirrel may gnaw on wires as well as wood supports and tear up insulation.

Hungry Raccoons

Curious and adaptable, raccoons venture into Texas neighborhoods when meals and shelter are scarce. Unsecured garbage, birdfeeders, and outdoor pet bowls attract them to yards. A raccoon typically prefers a safe den near its sources of food. If they find something to eat in the yard, the animals often nest beneath porches and decks, creating structural damage to homes.

Other Kilgore Nuisances

Though generally harmless, both opossums and skunks create issues for Kilgore homeowners. While they commonly live in forests, the pests may also look for shelter in residential areas. People often find them hiding out beneath decks, sheds, or woodpiles.

If caught by surprise, an opossum may bare its teeth and hiss. On the other hand, a threatened skunk sprays a foul liquid from its hindquarters as a defense mechanism. It's best to keep dogs on their leashes and avoid any contact with these animals to prevent conflicts.

Common Wildlife Issues in this Location

  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Animals Under Homes & Porches
  • Bats in Homes
  • Bats in the Attic
  • Carcass Removal from Homes
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Humane Animal Trapping
  • Mice in Walls & Attics
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Raccoons in Attic
  • Rats in Walls & Attics:
  • Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
  • Skunk Control
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Gulls
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Magpies
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • NorwayRats
  • Opossums
  • Pack Rats
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Roof Rats
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Voles
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
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